agricultural economics


Definition of agricultural economics

: the scientific study of methods, practices, conditions, and policies affecting agriculture

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First Known Use of agricultural economics

1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Agricultural economics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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